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Tri-Mach’s New Headquarters Underway!

Tri-Mach Group Inc. recently announced the construction of their new Elmira-based headquarters. This new facility will be approximately 80,000 square feet, tripling the size of their existing facility. It will provide additional office and manufacturing space needed to continue its growth trajectory.

Through recent years, Tri-Mach Group has experienced incredible growth in both the number of new employees joining the team and total projects being taken on. Due to this rapid expansion, the company’s operations have quickly outgrown the capabilities of its current facility.

Tri-Mach’s new headquarters will allow for all staff to reside under one roof and most importantly, allow for improved process flows in manufacturing. The larger manufacturing space will allow TriMach to take on larger-scale turnkey projects and accommodate full factory testing of customer product. It will also provide additional space for new equipment and support the hiring of 25 new jobs over the next 2-3 years. Not only will this new building bring additional workspace to the company, but also contain advancements and upgrades which will provide a high level of employee engagement and satisfaction. Throughout the building’s conception, Tri-Mach Group has turned to their employees for suggestions on what components to include within the new building to help create a more welcoming/ comfortable atmosphere for the team. Some of the upgrades will include an employee fitness center, larger kitchen/lunchroom area, additional green initiatives, and more.

Construction on the new building is scheduled to be completed by winter of 2019, at which point all Tri-Mach Group operations and staff will move from the old location into the new one next door. The company is excited for the new building and looks forward to all the benefits it will bring in the years to come.

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Tri-Mach Group Announces New U.S. Sales Director

Tri-Mach Group Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Ogilvie as their new US Sales Director. Stuart joins Tri-Mach with over 30 years of experience providing meat and poultry producers with custom equipment solutions. Stuart’s track record of maintaining long-term business relationships with customers in these markets will fuel Tri-Mach Group’s expansion.

“Stuart’s appointment is part of a strategic growth plan that involves penetration into the United States and Latin America. Our company’s continued success is based on hiring and retaining great people like Stuart. We are excited to have him expand our reputation in custom sanitary design and fabrication south of the border.” states Krystal Darling, CEO of Tri-Mach Group of Companies.

The expansion within the U.S. stems from the high demand for meat and poultry within America, resulting in a rising number of processing plants opening across the country. Throughout the U.S., the amount of livestock has been steadily growing over the years, with the number of hogs alone increasing over 2% from 2017 to 2018. The meat and poultry industry represents the largest segment within U.S. agriculture, with meat production totaling 52 billion pounds in 2017 and poultry reaching 48 billion pounds.

Tri-Mach Group is excited to welcome Stuart to the team and looks forward to expanding their products and services to new customers within the United States and Latin America.

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Choosing the Right Conveyor System

In recent years, conveyors have become an essential part in the food manufacturing process, helping to increase efficiency and decrease labour costs. With all of the customization available in the market today, there are various factors to account for in the purchase of a conveyor. It is important for the buyer to look at the bigger picture of the system and how it will integrate into their process, taking into account the installation, startup, spare parts, maintenance and power, along with other factors.

Due to consumer marketing and trends, manufacturers are dealing with increased SKU’s, shorter runs, and the requirement for versatility within conveyor lines. It is essential to find a conveyor manufacturer who will look into the entirety of your operation to find what’s best for your specific process. The right system should not only raise the operation’s efficiency but also reduce any sanitary risks along the way. Customers should look to provide details and answers to some questions in order to provide a customized solution. Some questions the supplier will take into account include:
• What is the specs of your product(s)?
• What are your sanitary requirements?
• How often will the system be washed?
• What’s the rate of production?
• Is space tight, requiring turns/inclines?
• Is the line manual or automated?

Perhaps as important as the quality of the conveyor, is the experience and the reputation of the supplier you choose. Obtaining customer references and information on similar products will assist you in learning about the process. A good supplier will take on the responsibility and complete the project to meet each of the needs of your application. Most often a “one size fits all” conveyor cannot meet the needs of your process, so ensure the conveyor is being fit to your process rather than fitting your process to the conveyor.

For any conveyor project, ongoing communication and meetings with the supplier will ensure all the needs are met and that every precaution is being taken during the integration. All components within a food manufacturing line should work together to best augment the overall operation. In a market full of competition, the key is to select a partner that adds value both before and after the sale is complete.

With over 30 years of experience, Tri-Mach Group has the expertise to take your production process to the next level. Contact our sales department today to begin your first step to creating the perfect custom solution, specifically tailored to your needs and regulations.

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Project Showcase

Matt and Steve’s

Matt and Steve’s is a food manufacturer based out of Mississauga, Ontario, most well known for their ‘Extreme Bean’ Caesar garnish. Due to success in recent years the company has moved into a new facility with a production area approximately four times larger than their previous facility. For this new facility the company chose to implement an entire new production line, with efficiency and sanitation being of upmost priority.

Matt and Steve’s reached out to Tri-Mach Group to find a method to better stage their operation, in order to improve on their current manual, process. The solution was a fully integrated conveyor line which transports fresh produce through each step of the preparation process.

With Tri-Mach Group’s new production line now in place, all products are automatically transported along the preparation process, bringing each component directly to the workers. With these improvements, efficiency has increased drastically over their previous operation, and production volume has the capacity to increase up to three times.

A Message From Our President

It was a very successful final quarter of 2018 at Tri-Mach Group, with a large number of projects and events taking place over the past few months. As we look back on 2018, we are reminded of how far we have come over the year and eager about how much further we will go in 2019.

In December we were able to thank all of our hard working employees and their families at the Tri-Mach Group of Companies Christmas Party, which included dinner, awards, dancing, and more. We would like to say thank you to our sister companies, Advance Millwrights and Industrial Contracting Solutions, for all the hard work they have put in over the past year. Each company within our group of companies help to complete the puzzle, ensuring we meet every need of our customers.

We have hit the ground running already in 2019 with the exciting news of Tri-Mach Group’s new headquarters coming at the end of the year, as well as the growth of the U.S. Division. Each of these expansions will help our company grow and broaden our capabilities, both locally and globally. We have a big year ahead of us at Tri-Mach Group, with many elements to look forward to along the way. Here’s to a great 2019, which I’m sure will be our biggest and most successful year yet.

Thank you for reading this edition of IMPACT.


Ryan Martin
Tri-Mach Inc.